Stress is a widespread phenomenon all around during all human lifespan. All people have experienced it throughout their history and throughout human history. Stress is one the special characteristics of life and its presence has been much highlighted so that in fine arts and literature of all eras it has been addressed.
The reason of the widen presence and inclusiveness of stress in human communities is the complexity of human social, personal, and ecological environment, multiple and simultaneously interactions of human with surrounding issues, and diversity in stress expression.
In psychological sciences, stress is a feeling of mental press and tension. Low levels of stress might be desired, useful, and even healthy. Stress, in its positive form, can improve biopsychosocial health and facilitate performance. Furthermore, positive stress is considered as an important factor to motivation, adaptation, and reaction to surrounding environment. However, high levels of stress could result in biological, psychological, and social problems and even serious harms to people.
Physical or mental stresses may cause physical illness as well as mental or emotional problems.
Here are parts of the body most affected by stress.
• Digestive Tract:
• Sexual Problems:
How to Prevent Stress:
The effects of stress tend to build up over time. Taking practical steps to manage your stress can reduce or prevent these effects. The following are some tips that may help you to cope with stress:
• Recognize the Signs of your body’s response to stress, such as difficulty sleeping, increased alcohol and other substance use, being easily angered, feeling depressed, and having low energy.
• Talk to Your Doctor or Health Care Provider. Get proper health care for existing or new health problems.
• Get Regular Exercise. Just 30 minutes per day of walking can help boost your mood and reduce stress.
• Try a Relaxing Activity. Explore stress coping programs, which may incorporate meditation, yoga, tai chi, or other gentle exercises. For some stress-related conditions, these approaches are used in addition to other forms of treatment. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy and relaxing activities.
• Set Goals and Priorities. Decide what must get done and what can wait, and learn to say no to new tasks if they are putting you into overload. Note what you have accomplished at the end of the day, not what you have been unable to do.
• Stay Connected with people who can provide emotional and other support. To reduce stress, ask for help from friends, family, and community or religious organizations.